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New Leader Named for North Carolina Unemployment Benefits Office
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New Leader Named for North Carolina Unemployment Benefits Office

There has been a shake-up at the very top of the North Carolina unemployment benefits office, amid growing criticism of how the state has handled the unprecedented surge of unemployment claims during the coronavirus crisis. This personnel change could improve the state’s response to skyrocketing unemployment claims. Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that former lawmaker Pryor Gibson will be the new assistant secretary overseeing the Division...

NC Universities Reveal Fall 2020 Plans
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NC Universities Reveal Fall 2020 Plans

North Carolina universities have scrambled since mid-March to adjust to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions. But now, a few months from Fall 2020, some of their leaders have revealed their plans for the semester. UNC System President: Back to (Near) Normal Interim President Bill Roper announced in his last statement (way back on April 29) that...

Uncertainty Growing Between Charlotte, GOP Convention and Trump
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Uncertainty Growing Between Charlotte, GOP Convention and Trump

The Twitter-fueled controversy over the upcoming Republican National Convention in Charlotte is becoming more contentious, with President Trump now threatening to pull the convention from the Queen City unless state officials allow “full attendance.”  In response, NC Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen has requested a written COVID-19 safety plan from the convention’s CEO, Marcia Kelly. ...

North Carolina’s Job Market: Who’s Hiring
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North Carolina’s Job Market: Who’s Hiring

Here’s what to expect from North Carolina’s job market and what you can do to move ahead of the pack. North Carolina, even more so than many other states, has been hard-hit by the economic impacts of COVID-19, with jobless claims in the state recently topping 1 million. One out of every five North Carolinians...